NNPHD COVID-19 Risk Dial Decreases Slightly In Moderate Category

WAYNE – Community members within the health district of the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department continue to do their part in slowing the spread as coronavirus numbers see another decline.

According to a release from NNPHD, the COVID-19 Risk Dial went down slightly in the yellow category (moderate) to about the halfway point. The dial is designed to help communities better understand the current risk of getting the virus in this area.

As of Wednesday, there were 10 new COVID-19 positives. Of the 3,678 total positives 3,428 have since recovered.

The daily report also included new positives since the last report/total number recovered/total positives for each county in the health district. Cedar (0/843/900), Dixon (1/586/636), Thurston (1/1,015/1,097) and Wayne (8/984/1,045).

Two counties saw a slight increase while another two saw a slight decline in number of COVID-19 positives from February 7 – 13 to February 14 – 20. Cedar County decreased from 11 to three and Wayne County saw a decline from 15 to 11 while Dixon County rose from six to eight and Thurston County went up from four to nine.

There have been 44 deaths (remained the same since last week) with six additional deaths pending investigation. Of the 200 ever hospitalized, only two were currently hospitalized (same) as of last week.

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Also, on Wednesday, DHHS officials reported another weekly decrease of current hospitalizations being 178 as of February 23. Last week, that total was at 185.